Green light for physiotherapists to see patients again


The health ministry has cleared the way for physiotherapists to start seeing patients at their practices again, following advice from the public health institute RIVM.

Physiotherapists submitted a plan of how they can start operating safely again to officials last week and this has now been approved, the sector organisation KNGF said.

While remote treatment will remain the preferred option, patients can visit a physiotherapist as long as the practice is adapted for social distancing and has introduced appropriate hygiene rules, the agreement states.

‘I would like to impress upon you not to scale up too quickly,’ chairman Guido van Woerkom said on the organisation website. ‘We must be sure to upscale paramedical help carefully and responsibly, with appropriate precautionary measures for all care workers, to limit the risk of infection.’

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